A trucker from St. Paul, Alberta, Canada, received the 2006
Bridgestone Firestone Canadian Truck Hero Award on Thursday, Nov. 16, for his
bravery in saving a fellow trucker.
According to Today's
Trucking, Shawn Berube was using a phone booth on the shore of Lake
Superior when he smelled smoke. At first, he said he thought it was chimney
smoke from a restaurant - but then saw that the thick smoke was coming from the
cab of a truck.
Berube pulled the disoriented driver out just moments before
the tractor became engulfed in flames.
The winner of the award receives:
$3,000 check from Bridgestone Firestone Canada;
- A trip
for two to Toronto for two nights with hotel, airfare, ground
transportation and meals included, for the award presentation;
Canadian Truck Hero Award trophy; and
at the annual Ontario Trucking Association Convention in Toronto.